Diversity and Inclusion: Contact Us

Mission Statement

It is the goal of the ABA Young Lawyers Division to promote diversity within the profession and ensure equal opportunity and inclusion for all lawyers regardless of race, color, ethnicity, national origin, gender, disability, sexual orientation and gender identity in the membership, leadership, programming, and other activities of the ABA YLD by doing the following:

  • Actively recruiting lawyers of color, women lawyers, lawyers with disabilities, and lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (“LGBT”) lawyers;
  • Fostering an environment of inclusion to assist in retention of lawyers of color, women lawyers, lawyers with disabilities, and LGBT lawyers;
  • Identifying and attempting to remove all barriers, whether institutional, attitudinal or behavioral, to the full and meaningful participation of lawyers of color, women lawyers, lawyers with disabilities, and LGBT lawyers in the ABA YLD;
  • Actively seeking the participation of lawyers of color, women lawyers, lawyers with disabilities and LGBT lawyers in ABA YLD events and on programs, task forces, and working groups; and
  • Providing lawyers of color, women lawyers, lawyers with disabilities, and LGBT lawyers with opportunities and training to take on leadership roles within the ABA YLD.

Read the complete YLD Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Plan (2020-2021).

Contact Us

If you have any comments or questions about the Division’s diversity efforts please don’t hesitate to contact:

Diversity Director
Darryl Wilson

Diversity Vice-Directors
Justin Jack
Daniela Mondragón
Adam Westbrook

Members-at-Large
Mohammad Pathan
Leah Duncan

Center on Racial & Ethnic Diversity Liaison 
Kevin Drummond

Civil Rights & Social Justice Chair
Omar Noureldin

Civil Rights & Social Justice Vice-Chair
Ashley Weathers

Civil Rights & Social Justice Liaison 
Adriannette Williams

Commission on Racial & Ethnic Diversity in the Profession Liaison
Tamara Nash

Commission on Hispanic Legal Rights & Responsibilities Liaison 
Eli Contreras

Education Pipeline Council Liaison
Zoila Alvarez Hernandez

Men of Color Co-Chair 
Colemon Potts 
Garry Brown

Minorities in the Profession Committee Chair
Nicole Saunders

Minorities in the Profession Committee Vice-Chair 
Josef Ventulan 

SOGI Co-Chair
Sarah Saint  

SOGI Liaisons
Lexi Howard
Shasta Inman

Women in the Profession Committee Liaison
Kylie Loya 

Staff
Renee Lugo

National Affiliate Representatives

Federal & Military National Bar Association Rep:
Fabiani Duarte

Hispanic National Bar Association Rep:
Lesley Sotolongo 

South Asian Bar Association Rep:
Somya Kaushik

National Bar Association Rep:
Shantia Coley